Cooperation of conduction for CBT project
Myanmar tourism is booming prominently in recent years in various & different types of tours attracting to the international travelers. All of them, Community Based Tourism (CBT) is getting interests of travelers and tourist arrivals to the CBT sites is increasing gradually. All CBT sites have different attractions & unique theme to give taste of owned authentic traditions, culture, foods, ways of life and living style.
In Ayeyarwaddy Delta region, Warkhema Township, Tatseit village is starting to be a standardized CBT site. This village and arounds villages are located in the vast farm land and irrigation canals. Mostly, the residents make for living by fishing and farming. There are many areas of grass lands which are best habitats for rare bird species like Jerdon’s Babbler, Streak Weaver, Asian Golden Weaver and Sarus Crane. Warkhema township is one of the biggest Sarus Crane Protection sites in Myanmar under the conservation monitoring of WCS.
(MIB) Travel Agency Mananing Director & Owner, Mr. Tun Tun Ko cooperated for this project which is aiming at local prosperity and development. He taught Basic Spoken English to the young student’s villagers to speak English well, to develop capacity and to know about the tourism nature. As he was also throughout tour guide, he shared knowledge, ways of treating tourists, service mindset and to value the destination in sustainable ways. He assisted practical birding for the trainees at village with other professional trainers from WCS, bird researchers, and experienced advisers. He donated books to the residents as a volunteer. Our travel agency has been participating by giving hand to the conservation team to know & make flourishment more from tourism fields to protect natural resources and local’s destination. We believe that this cooperation will give help to protect rare bird species at this region with full of awareness from tourism sector.
We are hoping this CBT site to get fame & preference of tourists by experiencing with their ways of life, typical living style, products, foods, friendly people, traditions and rare birds & biodiversity. We much appreciate for this cooperation to improve Myanmar tourism from different aspect and thanks a lot to WCS for letting us to cooperate. We are trying to bring tourists to these CBT villages to make them different and find unique discovery of rural atmosphere.